On 17 July 2019, the Academic Senate approved the document entitled "Research integrity at Politecnico di Torino", upon favorable opinion of the Board of Governors. This document is the programmatic manifesto of the internationally recognized fundamental principles that our University embraces in conducting its research.
Research integrity means adherence to the ethical principles and values, deontological duties and professional standards essential for the responsible practice of scientific research.
The development of an ethos of integrity in scientific research is a significant challenge for today's universities, which face new ethical questions posed by the increasing availability of digital resources and the growing pressure on researchers to publish for their career advancement. With the adoption of the manifesto on research integrity our University aims to raise awareness on the principles of Responsible Research and Innovation. This is also a key approach promoted by the European Commission.
This manifesto is part of a series of actions launched by Politecnico for the implementation of the European Charter for Researchers. Politecnico di Torino has been awarded the European “HR Excellence in Research Award” for its commitment to creating an increasingly positive and attractive research environment for researchers from all over the world.